CBD Oil FAQs - Your Questions Answered
Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Oil
What is CBD Oil Good For?
Research suggests that CBD oil has a wide variety of uses. For example, CBD is used to promote a better sleep cycle, to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, to support pain relief to ease stress and tension. It can often help to maintain focus and with taking the edge off of the most challenging days.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
CBD oil is completely legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. THC is the compound found in cannabis and hemp that give the plant its intoxicating ‘high’ effect. All of our CBD products are is 0.0% THC. You can view these independent lab reports here or by selecting Lab Reports under the ‘Info’ tab. (Also, see ‘Is CBD Legal’ above.)
How is CBD Oil Manufactured?
CBD oil is manufactured by extracting CBD from the buds and flowers of the hemp plant. This extract is then added to a carrier such as hemp seed or MCT oil, since in its raw, resin-like form, CBD is not easy to take, Once combined with a carrier oil, the result is a gold, clear or green liquid that is CBD oil. Flavourings can be added if required, for a more palatable taste. In oil, CBD is far easier to dose and can be used straight out of the bottle.
Which CBD Oil Should I Start With?
Our two most popular CBD oils are our 1000mg CBD Blackcurrant MCT Oil Spray and 500mg CBD Dropper. The spray head offers an easier method of application whilst the pipette dropper can be micro-dosed upwards more conveniently. While your choice of flavour is entirely down to preference, the plain oils (250mg, 500mg, 1000mg and 2000mg CBD) are more versatile, should you want the options of oral consumption under the tongue (direct from the spray head or pipette mentioned above), adding the oil to food & drink or applying CBD oil topically.
How Do I Take CBD Oil?
CBD oil is usually taken sublingually, which means it is absorbed under the tongue. To take CBD sublingually, simply spray or drop your CBD oil beneath your tongue. It’s best to hold it there for around 90 seconds or until the oil has completely absorbed. CBD oil can be consumed in a variety of ways. CBD oils can also be added to food or drink. Try our delicious CBD Cookie recipe or take a look at our award-winning CBD Brownies!
Does CBD Oil Taste Bad?
The taste of CBD oil is often described as earthy or grass-like. This taste comes from the natural compounds found in hemp plants, including terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids, which contribute to the overall flavor of the oil. The reason CBD oil has a unique taste is due to these natural compounds and the extraction process. Different extraction methods and the presence of these plant compounds can result in variations in taste and aroma. Lots of our customers ask this question! Here's a blog post with more detail!
Why Do I Take CBD Under The Tongue?
Taking CBD under the tongue, or sublingually is the most efficient and fastest way into your system. By holding CBD oil under your tongue for a few minutes, the CBD within will be more quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Taking CBD sublingually ensures that you are getting the best bioavailability and thus more accurate CBD doses. (Bioavailability refers to the percentage of CBD absorbed into the bloodstream)
Will CBD Oil Work If Swallowed?
Yes, CBD oil will work however it’s ingested, but to a lesser extent. It will still be absorbed into the bloodstream even if you accidentally swallow your CBD oil, but it then goes through your digestive system which is a less efficient way to take CBD and offers lower bioavailability. CBD oil is safe to swallow, just a less accurate way to dose CBD compared to taking it sublingually.
When Should I take CBD Oil?
Everyone is different – however the most satisfied CBD users remember to stick to a chosen daily dose and keep taking CBD regularly. It’s quite safe to increase the dosage until you find your balance. However, there is no particular regime or ‘right time’ to take CBD oil as everyone’s needs are different. CBD can be dosed as and when the user desires. Many users prefer to take CBD twice a day, perhaps in the morning and in the evening or before bed. This is a simple and easy way to dose and fits into the majority of lifestyles.
How Long Does It Take For CBD Oil To Work?
Everyone is different – but generally speaking, it can take between 20 minutes up to 2 hours for CBD oil to take effect. The effect can become more prevalent overtime as the CBD builds up in your system.
What Drugs Should Not Be Taken With CBD Oil?
Generally speaking, CBD in moderate amounts will be safe to use with most pharmaceutical drugs. However, as with any other wellness supplement, if you are currently on any medication, we always suggest that you check with your GP before taking any CBD products.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
We would always recommend starting with a moderate dose and gradually increasing it over the course of a few days/weeks until you get the desired effect. You can download our free Dosage Chart from within this blog post.